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Conan Exiles Could End Up With a Castration Option

By John Keefer, Feb 06, 2017 10:59am PST

Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women–and men robbed of their family jewels.


"perhaps we could have a mound of dicks inside our fortresses.... to be protected at all costs"

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Conan Exiles Official Servers Down While Developer Seeks New Partner

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 03, 2017 3:35pm PST

Funcom brings down official servers when partner PingPerfect can't keep up quality.


"I'm sure this will get me no love, but here's my thoughts on the game as of a few weeks ago: ..."

- Duma see all 10 comments

Spend Halloween scaring others in Funcom's Hide and Shriek

By Daniel Perez, Oct 04, 2016 7:10am PDT

May we suggest having an extra pair of pants on hand while playing Hide and Shriek?


"How does this game play exactly? I never played the previous title. "

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Funcom will return to Conan the Barbarian in 2016

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2015 10:46am PST

Years after Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, developer Funcom has announced a deal with Conan Properties to return to Conan the Barbarian, starting next year.


"Such an under valued franchise imho. I hope to see something good from it. Honestly, a game ..."

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Lego Minifigures Online assembles June 29

By Tad Huempfner, Jun 22, 2015 1:16pm PDT

The latest Lego game launches next week across mobile and desktop platforms, but will no longer be free-to-play.


"It's gotta be tough to reposition a title from F2P back to retail. Unless there are hats or ..."

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The Secret World begins its 2nd anniversary update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 03, 2014 3:30pm PDT

The Secret World is celebrating its second anniversary with some bonuses, new missions, and a rampaging Golem in Tokyo.


"I can agree that the progression in the game in terms of creatures and gear/abilities is more ..."

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Lego Minifigs Online now in open beta

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 1:05pm PDT

Lego Minifigures Online, the browser-based MMO from Funcom, is now available in open beta.


"Why is this a thing? That's one of the reasons i hated the last Lego MMO. I wanted it to be ..."

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The Secret World unleashes the Krampus and raises Hel

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 19, 2013 6:30am PST

Kids nowadays, gadding about with their 'Krampus this' and 'Krampus that,' have forgotten who Christmas is really about: Santa. Thankfully The Secret World is taking this Krampus cad to task, as its festive event involves fighting the rotter, and his pal Hel. We can yet save...


"Krampus was brought up on the Office in its final season last year, and the fantasy ..."

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Lego Minifigures Online beta sign-ups open

By Steve Watts, Nov 04, 2013 8:30am PST

Lego Minifigures Online has opened sign-ups for its closed beta test, the first phase of which will launch later this month.


Lego Minifigures Online is next Lego's next MMO, coming 2014

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Secret World developer Funcom has announced Lego Minifigures Online, a free-to-play MMO coming next year that ties into the minifigure toy sets.


"Seriously, why the fuck isn't there a lego sandbox game already"

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Funcom in process of restructuring

By Steve Watts, Jan 11, 2013 4:30pm PST

Funcom is in the process of a major restructuring, which is said to involve the closure and consolidation of some studios while streamlining to provide central support for its various MMOs.


"It's a shame. They're one of the few MMO developers that have tried to create original MMOs ..."

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The Secret World making subscriptions optional

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST

As does tend to happen with MMOs that are neither World of Warcraft nor EVE Online, The Secret World is shaking up its business model and dropping subscriptions. The $15 monthly fee is optional from today, barely five months after launch, but you do still need to buy Funcom'...


"I think most people will only want pay for one active MMO sub a month. If they still have an ..."

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The Secret World trailer shows off acting in plays

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2012 10:00am PST

Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a thea...


"Appears squigil, you have heard the term ERP and to that extent know its comming and goings. ..."

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Dreamfall Chapters coming from creator Tørnquist's new studio

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series. He's formed a new studio, Red Thread Games, and licensed the rights from Funcom to make Dreamfall Chapters...


"Yeah I'm sad I never finished it given how obsessed with the original I was. Perhaps this will ..."

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The Secret World 'profitable' after restructuring

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2012 10:00am PDT

Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner says the recent restructuring at the company has resulted in The Secret World being profitable "for the foreseeable future."


"It's not exactly fair to expect something like an MMORPG to be profitable overall after just a ..."

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